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Pinnacle Dazzle DC100 USB Capture Device Errors -FIXED

If you are running any operating system above Windows XP such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, you may have issue capturing video using the Dazzle video capture device.

The error codes from my memory are:

  • Device not found…
  • STI Error…
  • ┬áProgram is set to interact with desktop but it is not permitted…
  • Device could not be started may be in use…

Download and install the device drivers found here: http://cdn.pinnaclesys.com/SupportFiles/Hardware_Installer/readmeHW10.htm

Then you will have to reduce the resolution of your screen to 640×480(480p) pixels.

Reducing the screen resolution is how I eventually got the device to work. This could be due to the device and drivers being old or due to the fact that the maximum resolution you can get from a composite video connection is 480i.

Good luck.

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Downtime

In my last post, no, the one before that. I stated I’m getting out of playing with stocks. So far I have been able to stay clean for the past month. Trading is akin to gambling addiction.

In other news I saw a blurb of an article online stating that the old convention of having traders on the floor of one of the exchanges will be going away. I am surprised it didn’t go away sooner. The internet and technology has killed another set of jobs and we financed it. Soon enough with the development of what will be the next best thing to artificial intelligence we will all be out of a job. I stopped using automatic checkouts 2 years ago. If you replace low skill, low wage jobs with machines, what will the HS drop-outs have to do except lean on the system. Is that what we want? To replace people with machines, put them on public assistance and leave the burden of generating the money to a few? Smart people are stupid.

Reading an FT article today it appears the economy is not growing as much as it should be. People are not consuming as much as expected. Its in my opinion that the country is collectively emotionally depressed. In my opinion somewhat depressed people go out and buy food, drink, drugs or electronics to feel better. The severely depressed don’t leave their homes, they don’t go on dates, wash their cars, have dinner out, buy electronic gadgets,condoms, penicillin…. they don’t spend(if they have an income). The doom of the economic crisis, war, revolution, job security, government spying, erosion of civil liberties, celebrity deaths, everyday life and just plain bad news has sucked the mojo out of the people. We need some goos news, we need to get the peoples mojo going. YEAH BABY!! Unless this happens were going to see more angry depressed losers doing acts of violence to themselves and others. Get the low wage jobs back. Smash some of these computers. Give ore positive economic forecasts, and if you have nothing good to say shut up. Stop grabbing nuts at the airport so people can take trips and come here for vacation. Lets have some fun music like BeachBoys or bring back Disco. Get rid of sucky movies like Twilight, more movies like Airplane and Spaceballs. Cut out online dating and bring the hermits out of their houses and back into the economy. No more hermits, no more hermits, no more hermits……..